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VAN PRAAGH, Margaret

Also known as: Peggy

Born: 1/09/1910

Died: 15/01/1990

Special Achievements:

1962 - First Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet Company.
1966 - Appointed Order of the British Empire.
1970 - Appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
2012 - Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.


Resources

  • References

    Ruskin, Pamela.  (date unknown).  THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET 21 Years.  THIS AUSTRALIA, 46-50.


  • References

    Lawson, Valerie.  (2010, June).  Dancing queen.  QANTAS, 129-130.


  • Image - Peggy van Praagh

    Part of the collection: Dame Peggy van Praagh collection.; "P.v P. [i.e. Peggy van Praagh], age about 7 or 8"--Handwritten on reverse.


  • Image - Peggy van Praagh

    Part of the collection: Dame Peggy van Praagh collection.; "Estella Hymans, Brondesbury, 1916"--Lower right.

    Wikimedia Commons File:Peggy van Praagh in "Honey bee dance", 1916 - Estella Hymans (17590683726).jpg


  • Image - Dame Peggy van Praagh

    Photo courtesy of The Australian Ballet. ©The Australian Ballet Archives circa 1970. Photographer unknown.

    The Australian Ballet.